Maine Bill Would Require Health Insurance to Cover Medical Marijuana

A bill to require health insurance carriers to cover marijuana for qualified patients has been introduced in Maine.

According to H.P. 747’s official summary; “This bill requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for marijuana for medical use for a health plan enrollee who has received certification for the medical use of marijuana from an authorized medical provider.”

Below is the full text of this incredibly short, yet impactful measure:

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1.  24-A MRSA §4320-K  is enacted to read:

  • 4320-K. Coverage for marijuana for medical use

A carrier offering a health plan in this State shall provide coverage for marijuana for medical use for an enrollee who has received certification for the medical use of marijuana from a medical provider under Title 22, section 2423-B.

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